Jones' winning debut highlights Yanks' big weekend

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jermaine Jones enjoyed a winning debut with surging Blackburn Rovers, Brad Friedel picked up a crucial shutout win for Aston Villa against EPL title-challenger Manchester City, and U.S. 2010 World Cup players Clint Dempsey (twice), Jonathan Spector and Edson Buddle all scored.

Jones and Paraguayan Roque Santa Cruz both impressed in their debuts for Blackburn, which moved into seventh place with the win.

Jones earned praised from Blackburn manager Steve Kean for his industrious performance.

"He's not even fully fit," said Kean, "but he's got everything."

English Premier League
Saturday:
Everton 2
West Ham 2
G Tim Howard-
Everton (90 minutes)
M Jonathan Spector-West Ham (90 minutes, 1 goal)

Fulham 2 Stoke City 0
F Clint Dempsey
-Fulham (90 minutes, 2 goals)
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Aston Villa 1
Man. City 0

G Brad Friedel-Aston Villa (90 minutes)

Sunday:
Blackburn Rovers 2  West Bromwich 0
M Jermaine Jones-
Blackburn Rovers (90 minutes)

English League Championship
Saturday:
Reading 1 Hull City 1

G Brad Guzan-Hull City (90 minutes)

Sheffield United 1 Norwich City 2
D Zak Whitbread
-Norwich City (85 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Friday:
Hamburg 1 Eintracht Frankfurt 0

CB Ricardo Clark-Ein. Frankfurt (90 minutes)

Saturday:
Hannover 96 0 Schalke 04 1
RB Steve Cherundolo-
Hannover 96 (90 minutes)

Sunday:
Bor. M'Gladbach 1
Bayer Leverkusen 3
CM Michael Bradley-
Bor. M'Gladbach (sub: 5 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Friday:
FC Ingolstadt 1 Duisburg 1
F Edson Buddle-
FC Ingolstadt (88 minutes, 1 goal)
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Saturday:
Alemania Aachen 4 Karlsruhe 2

G Luis Robles-Karlsruhe (90 minutes)

Mexico (First Division)
Saturday:
Guadalajara 0 San Luis 0

LB Miguel Ponce-Guadalajara (90 minutes)

Monterrey 1 Atlante 0
M Sonny Guadarrama
-Atlanta (sub: 10 minutes)

Santos 1 Pachuca 1

M Jose Francisco Torres-Pachuca (sub: 5 minutes)

Sunday:
Club America 1 Tigres
2
LB Jonathan Bornstein-Tigres (54 minutes)

Netherlands (Eredivisie Division)
Sunday:
FC Groningen 1 FC Twente 2
LB Oguchi Onyewu-
FC Twente (90 minutes)

Scottish (Premier League)
Hearts 1 Rangers 0
CM Maurice Edu-Rangers (74 minutes)

1 comment about "Jones' winning debut highlights Yanks' big weekend".
  1. Brian Herbert, January 24, 2011 at 5:04 p.m.

    Clint is having a career-making year, he deserves it with his work ethic, the guy just plays full tilt. Following his World Cup performance with this Fulham season, and with his contributions being key to Fulham pulling further away from the relegation zone, I hope to see him get more attention in the European football press (U.S. press too, unfortunately NFL playoffs made his brace unlikely to garner mention this weekend).

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